NFL Network names Joe Haden the 39th best NFL player

Haden locker

NFL Network is counting down the 100 best NFL players in 2014 and Joe Haden’s name came up at 39. We’ll have to wait to see where he ranks among all the corners, but the man with his own island, Darrelle Revis, was named shortly after Haden at No. 37.

Joe Haden could have gone down as a cautionary tale. Haden was seemingly living a fast, young lifestyle and it caught up to him in 2012 when he faced a four-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall. Rather than allowing that to define him and set his trajectory, Haden seemed to respond positively. He instead settled his life down, got married and focused on football.

“I feel more comfortable now that everything is in place,” the Cleveland Browns cornerback said… “I’ve got a wife, a new home — it’s got a whole different feel. All I have to do now is go out there and do what I do and come home to a happy home.”

And as a reward for his good play, he’s been named the 39th best NFL player by NFL network. Oh and his giant contract extension isn’t bad either.

Haden is easily the most popular Cleveland Browns player. It’s nice to know that he’s making it so there’s nothing but good reasons for that.

  • more important, is this pic from the official browns twitter a preview of a new uniform?

  • twitter has pointed out that it’s the pro bowl uni from last year. false alarm. carry on. apologies.

  • Natedawg86

    No one would have known (who watches the probowl)

  • RGB

    But, I still kinda like it.

  • Ezzie Goldish

    Yeah, that’s the Pro Bowl, which is appropriate, but I’m suspecting the new one will have some similarities.

  • all was all like HOW COME NO ONE ELSE NOTICED THIS!! oops.

    given that they are set on changing updating the unis,, something like these are would be a fair nod to the traditionalists among us. i wouldnt lose my mind if they went this direction.

  • humboldt

    I’d be ok with this look as long as there were the traditional stripes on the sleeves and no Browns helmet logo plastered on the shoulder. Am praying that we don’t get a short-term trendy but long-term garish neon orange treatment a la the Seahawks.